Actor Luke Wilson and professional golfer Bill Haas were involved in a car crash earlier today that claimed the life of the driver of a Ferrari while leaving one woman hospitalised after she was seriously injured.
On Tuesday night a Ferrari lost control and struck two vehicles. Luke Wilson was driving one of the vehicles while the other was driven by the woman who was hospitalised. It has been confirmed that Bill Haas was the passenger in the Ferrari but despite the severity of the accident he is not currently injured.
The Ferrari was travelling along the North Chautauqua Boulevard in Pacific Palisades at around 6.30 in the evening when it collided with a BMW after losing control. The crash resulted in the Ferrari rolling over before finally crashing into a tree. Bill Haas was then taken to hospital but released soon after. Since then his manager has confirmed that he was not seriously injured but is “shaken” and will not be able to participate in a tournament that he was scheduled to appear in this weekend.
Luke Wilson was in a separate vehicle, an SUV, to Haas—although it was initially reported they shared a car—and is otherwise uninjured. Police have confirmed that the Ferrari was travelling at significant speed when the crash occurred. They have also confirmed that a fourth vehicle was involved although no further details regarding it and its occupants have been released. One officer on scene told reporters,
“I can confirm Luke Wilson was driving the vehicle, the Toyota FJ that was travelling northbound. His vehicle just basically got clipped by the Ferrari.
“Mr Bill Haas was the passenger in the Ferrari. Apparently, from what I was told, he's doing OK too.”
Bill Haas’ manager had this to say,
“Last night in Pacific Palisades, California, Bill Haas was involved in a serious car accident in which the driver—a member of the family with whom Haas and his family were staying for the Genesis Open—was killed. While Bill escaped serious injuries and has been released from the hospital, he is understandably shaken up and—more importantly—his deepest condolences go out to the host family during this tragic and difficult time.
“Bill will withdraw from the Genesis Open and plans to head home to Greenville to recover. He appreciates the support of friends, family and the golf world as a whole, and he has asked for privacy as he processes what has happened.”